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[audio]The Matrix from the Abstract Teaching - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The matrix from the Abhidhamma or abstract teaching is a table or grid against which other doctrines are classified in the other Abhidhamma books, it is therefore used as a reference point for the other doctrines that are examined. The matrix is divided into three parts, the triplets matrix, the pairs matrix and the pairs matrix from the discourses.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Abhidhamma; Abhidharma
Downloads: 482
[audio]The Buddha's Journey from Uruvilva to Rsipatana - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The translation that follows is from a section of the Sanskrit text, the Mahavastu (Great Story) dealing with the period after Lord Buddha left the area where he had attained Awakening until he arrives at the place where he will give his first recorded teachings.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Awakening
Downloads: 274
[audio]Exalted Utterances - Udana - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of my translation of the Pali Canonical book Udana, entitled Exalted Utterances. This reading is organised by individual discourse, for the same reading by chapters see here.
Keywords: Buddhism; Buddhist doctrine; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta
Downloads: 311
[audio]Buddhanīti Sangaho Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This collection of verses, made by one of the leading scholar-monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century, is one of the most useful compiliations on the moral life of the layman that can be found. NOTE: this is the Pāḷi only reading of the text. If you want to hear the Pāḷi along with the translation please see Buddhist Wisdom Verses.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Virtue; Ethics; Wisdom
Downloads: 266
[audio]The Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasutta) - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A translation of The Discourse about the Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasuttam) which forms the 16th discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Buddha's discourses. The story of the last year of the Buddha's life in told in detail in six chapters, which include his final instructions for the Community, and his painful last journey.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
Downloads: 457
[audio]Namakkarapali, The Reverence Text - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Namakkārapāḷi is a popular chanting text in Myanmar. It was written by the Venerable Elder Sāsanasodhaka as we are informed in the relevant section of the Ṭīkā. The text consists of 28 verses written in different metres in ascending order of syllables, starting with the Vatta (a.k.a. Siloka) and ending with the Saddharā. In the presentation here I have given an analysis of the metres before each verse...
Keywords: Chanting; Pali; Burmese Text
Downloads: 134
[audio]The Long Discourse Giving Advice to Rahula - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Middle Length Collection (Majjhima Nikaya) of the Pali Canon in which the Buddha gives advice to his son Rahula on the subject of meditation.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation
Downloads: 419
[audio]The Discourse Concerning Malunkyaputta - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Connected Discourse Collection (Samyutta Nikaya) of the Pali Canon in which the Buddha leads the monk Malunkyaputta through a series of questions and answers meant to bring him to a deeper understanding of reality.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation
Downloads: 369
[audio]The Discourse giving the Analysis of the Truths - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Middle Length collection of the Pali Canon in which Ven Sariputta offers an analysis of the Four Noble Truths.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 406
[audio]The Discourse giving the Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination from the Beginning - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A text giving an Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination that has been preserved in the Sanskrit Canon. It is similar to ones in the Pali Canon but with some interesting variations. I also translated this particular text into Pāli, if you would like to see the Sanskritised Prakrit, Pāli and English version, which also has more elaberate notes, see THIS PAGE.
Keywords: Conditional Origination; Dhamma; Dharma; Buddha; Sanskrit
Downloads: 345
[audio]The Discourse about Mindfulness related to the Body - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Majjhimanikaya of the Pali Canon which contains many of the same meditation as the Ways of Attending to Mindfuless discourse, but with a different ending concerning the Absorptions (Jhana), with some beautiful similies at the end.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 428
[audio]The Great Chapter (pages) - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Great Chapter, which forms part of the Book of Discipline in the Pali Canon, is one of the main sources of information we have for the life story of the Buddha in the year following his Awakening. Many different episodes are recounted here: the time he spent in the vicinity of the Bodhi tree and his encounters there; his decision to teach and journey across India to accomplish that desire; the 1st, 2nd and 3rd discourses that were recorded; the conversation of 1,000 yogis; and his meeting wi...
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
Downloads: 466
[audio]The Second Discourse giving an Analysis of the Faculties - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Buddha enumerates and then analyses the Five Faculties of Faith, Energy, Mindfulness, Concentration and Wisdom. From the Indriyasamyutta of the Pali Canon (SN 48.10).
Keywords: Mindfulness; Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 73
[audio]The Great Chapter - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Great Chapter, which forms part of the Book of Discipline in the Pali Canon, is one of the main sources of information we have for the life story of the Buddha in the year following his Awakening. Many different episodes are recounted here: the time he spent in the vicinity of the Bodhi tree and his encounters there; his decision to teach and journey across India to accomplish that desire; the 1st, 2nd and 3rd discourses that were recorded; the conversation of 1,000 yogis; and his meeting wi...
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
Downloads: 61
[audio]The Asokan Missions - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of the first translation of the Extended Mahāvaṁsa chapters XII-XIV, which describe the missions sent out during King Asoka's time to bring the Dhamma to the outlying districts and countries. Text can be found here. There is also a video about Asoka and the Missions here.
Keywords: Asoka, Buddhism, Buddhist History, Sri Lanka, Mahinda
Downloads: 227
[audio]The Ways of Attending to Mindfulness - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of the Long Discourse on The Ways of Attending to Mindfulness, which forms the 22nd Discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Discourses of the Buddha. This is the main discourse on the development of meditation in the Pali Canon. The files in this collection were updated in October 2011 to reflect changes in presentation of the html files on my website.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 1,822
[audio]Parayanavagga Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is a reading of one of the earliest Buddhist texts, the Pārāyanavagga (The Way to the Beyond) in the Pāḷi Canonical language, which forms part 5 of the Suttanipāta (KN 5). The text falls into three clearly discernible sections. The first form the Vatthugāthā, the Introductory Verses; this is followed by the Pucchā, or Questions, in which are recorded, mainly in verse, 16 dialogues between the Buddha and a group of brāhmaṇa meditation masters; and thirdly, there is a fitting epil...
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 434
[audio]The Discourse to Girimananda - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A Discourse from the Anguttara Nikaya of the Pali Canon, addressed to the monk Girimananda explaining 10 different types of meditation practice.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation
Downloads: 460
[audio]The Short Readings - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of nine short pieces collected together at the beginning of the Khuddakanikāya, the 5th Nikāya in the Pāli Canon. They include the Discourse on the Blessings (Mangalasutta); the Discourse on the Treasures (Ratanasutta); and The Discourse on Friendliness Meditation (Mettasutta)
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 825
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Moral Education - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A short talk on the moral education of the young that was given on the occasion of a joint programme between the Bodhi Lankarama Dhamma School and the Than Hsian Chan Yuen Dharma School on 18th July 2010.
Keywords: Morals; Example; Education; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 40
[audio]Thematic Discourses about Nuns - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Ten short but profound discourses from the Thematic Discourses (Saṁyuttanikāya) in the Pāḷi Canon in which Māra tries to tempt or distract various Arahat nuns but only gets fine rebukes from the nuns for his trouble. Some of the most memorable teaching in verse is found in this collection. The text with the audio embedded on the page, can be found on this page. The recital here is in English, for the same discourses in Pāḷi go to this page.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Mara, Discourses, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra
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[audio]The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
An important discourse on meditation from the Middle Length Collection (Majjhima Nikaya, 118) of the Pali Canon giving instruction on Mindfulness while Breathing. The full text of this discourse can be found here: The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 1,115
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Dhamma Talk on New Year's Day - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This talk was recorded on January 1st at the Vivekavana Office in Berapit, but is relevant also for any New Year's Day, including the Chinese so I am posting it today. The talk begins by reflecting on the past year and encouraging people to remember their good deeds, and then also to make a strong determination for the coming year to keep precepts and develop further their spiritual life. The talk ends with a chanting of the Mettasutta, Abhayaparitta and blessing chants, which is followed by sha...
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Kamma; Karma; Chanting
Downloads: 91
[audio]Episodes from the Life of the Buddha - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Translations from the Vinayapiṭaka of the Pāḷi Canon. I will add to this collection as and when I get the opportunity.
Keywords: Vinaya; Dhamma; Buddha
Downloads: 141
[audio]The Buddha goes to War - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is part of the Introduction to the Story of the Cuckoo (Kuṇālajātaka, Jā 536). It tells the story of resource shortage in ancient India, the fight it gave rise to and how the Buddha intervened and prevented a war. It is therefore a very topical theme for our days.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Jataka; War; Resources
Downloads: 376
[audio]Nalinika's Story, Jataka 526 - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A story of the Buddha's former life. An improbable story about the seduction of an innocent boy who was brought up in isolation from women, while his Father, the Bodhisatta, is away in the forest.
Keywords: Buddha; Bodhisatta; Bodhisattva; Jataka
Downloads: 329
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Short Dhamma Talks - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Some short talks that were given at the Saturday dāna in the Vivekavana office in Berapit. They were given in English and translated into Mandarin, but the latter has been edited out. The quality of the recording is fairly poor, but the content is quite useful, so I decided to publish them here.
Keywords: Virtue; Right Speech; Rarities; Buddhism; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 184
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: What is Meditation? - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Bhante Anandajoti discusses the nature of meditation in Buddhism and how it can be practiced by everybody to help them in their everyday lives as lay people having families and a career to pursue.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Meditation; Mindfulness
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[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Generosity or Dana - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The first talk was given on Vesakha Eve at the Vivekavana monastery, and shows how everyone is capable of developing the perfections, especially the perfection of generosity. The second piece is a combination of two short talks I gave on generosity; and the third was a follow up talk on Generosity as a Perfection (Pāramī). These were given at the Saturday Lunchtime dānas at the Vivekavana office in Berapit in August...
Keywords: Generosity; Dana; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 135
[audio]Arahat Sanghamittā's Story - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Mahāvaṁsa is a well-known Chronicle from Sri Lanka that has seen a number of translations into English, most famously by Wilhelm Geiger. It tells the story of the Kings of Sri Lanka, and the establishment of Buddhism in that country, and the support and challenges the religion has received down the ages. What is little known to the general public is that there is a secondary version of the text, which its editor chose to call the Extended Mahāvaṁsa...
Downloads: 230
[movies]Photographic Paintings of Tonle Sap - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Photographs taken on the Tonle Sap Freshwater Lake in Cambodia that have been subsequently processed to look like paintings. Pan-and-zoom (Ken Burns) effects have also been used on this short video.
Keywords: Tonle Sap; Cambodia
Downloads: 358
[audio]Bhikkhunisamyuttam Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A recital of the 5th collection in the Saṁyuttanikāya concerning Bhikkhunīs and their encounter with Māra. The recital is in Pāḷi, for recordings of the English translation go to this page.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Mara, Discourses, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra
Downloads: 414
[audio]Chanting at IBC - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A record of the Daily Chanting at the Sadao branch of the International Buddhist College (http://ibc.ac.th/en) in the Winter of 2013/4. Although it sounds like many more, there were in fact only around 6 monks present during the recording. The texts are from the Theravāda, Mahāyāna and Tibetan traditions.
Keywords: Chanting; Buddhism; IBC
Downloads: 226
[audio]Daily Chanting, a book of daily worship - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This work gives a selection of verses that are recited when worshipping the Triple Gem; and a collection of discourses that are popularly used as Safeguards. Part of the chants are meant to be recited every day, and part rotate on a weekly basis. The system for the chanting is as follows: first there is an everyday Pūjā (which will depend on what is being offered). Then the daily Parittaṁ section begins, at the end of the chants for the day there is meditation, and when finished you can proc...
Keywords: Paritta; Puja; Chanting; Buddhist Chanting
Downloads: 55
[audio]Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom (Sanskrit) - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A recording of the Prajñāpāramitā-Hṛdayam (Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom) in Sanskrit. It basically consists of an exposition on emptiness given by the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara to the Arahat Śāriputra.
Keywords: Mahayana, Buddhism, Avalokitesvara, Sariputra, Emptiness
Downloads: 281
[audio]Sankha's Story: Paccekabuddhas Teach Awakening - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The following story is extracted from the Dhammapada Commentary to verse 290. A Jataka story told by the Buddha that shows Independently Awakened Ones (Paccekabuddha) do teach, and it is possible to attain Awakening with them.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Jataka; Dhammapada
Downloads: 221
[audio]The First Discourse on the Bases for Talk - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Anguttara Nikaya of the Pali Canon on the right and wrong bases for talk.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 366
[audio]Mahavamsa Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is a chanting of 68 of the final verses from the Mahāvamsa. It was customary in the Medieval period to finish each chapter with a flourish by including a verse written in one of the Classical metres. This collection serves to provide examples of those metres, and they have now been read in to accompany the text, so that students can get a better understanding of the underlying rhythms of the metres used in the Medieval texts.
Keywords: Pali; Verse; Stanza; Prosody
Downloads: 595
[audio]Why the Buddha Suffered - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The texts which are translated here describe the previous deeds of the Buddha which led in his last life to various kinds of suffering: from spending a long time in the wasteland of severe austerities; to receiving slander at various hands; to physical ailments of various kinds: being attacked and cut by rocks and scalpels; and getting headaches, backaches and dysentry.
Keywords: Buddha; Biography; Apadana
Downloads: 304
[audio]Satipaṭṭhānavibhanga Chanted in Pāli - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A recital in Pāli of one section of the Abhidhamma Vibhanga text concerned with an analysis of Satipaṭṭhāna (Mindfulness). A reading of the English translation can be found here.
Keywords: Abhidhamma, Abhidharma, Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma, Mindfulness, meditation
Downloads: 336
[audio]The Great Emancipation - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A translation of The Discourse about the Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasuttam) which forms the 16th discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Buddha's discourses. The story of the last year of the Buddha's life in told in detail in six chapters, which include his final instructions for the Community, and his painful last journey.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
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[audio]Buddhist Wisdom Verses by Section - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This collection of verses, made by one of the leading scholar-monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century, is one of the most useful compiliations on the moral life of the layman that can be found. Drawn mainly from the great verses collections in the Pāḷi Nikāyas almost all aspects of the lay life have been covered, and it brings together in a fairly comprehensive way many teachings that would otherwise be lost in obscurity.....
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Virtue; Ethics; Wisdom
Downloads: 776
[audio]Buddhist Wisdom Verses by Chapter - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This collection of verses, made by one of the leading scholar-monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century, is one of the most useful compiliations on the moral life of the layman that can be found. Drawn mainly from the great verses collections in the Pāḷi Nikāyas almost all aspects of the lay life have been covered, and it brings together in a fairly comprehensive way many teachings that would otherwise be lost in obscurity...
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Virtue; Ethics; Wisdom
Downloads: 1,696
[audio]The Discourse to Prince Bodhi (MN 85) - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The most complete recollection the Buddha made of his struggle, Awakening and decision to teach.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddha Biography; Bodhisatta; Bodhisattva
Downloads: 15
[movies]Ta Phrom in Angkor: Gods and Angels in Ruins - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is a remake of a video I prepared earlier in the year after returning from Cambodia. It consists of Ken Burns type scans of still photographs set to music by Padma Soundsystem. The photographs were taken at the Ta Phrom temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia. More photographs of Cambodia and elsewhere can be seen on my Photo Dharma website.
Keywords: Ta Phrom; Angkor; Cambodia; Temples
Downloads: 571
[audio]The Buddha-carita of Aśvaghoṣa - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is a reading of Buddha-carita, or Life of Buddha Translated by E. B. Cowell, with some small supplements from Johnson's edition. The text of the reading can be found here. Only 14 chapters of the original text remain, and it is these (without the supplement by Amritānanda) that have been read in here.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Buddha Biography
Downloads: 888
[audio]Dhammapada Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A recording of the Pāḷi text of one of the best loved books in the Canon, featuring verses written in different metres: Siloka, Tuṭṭhubha, Jagatī, Vetālīya and Opacchandasaka.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Pali Canon; Buddha; Buddhist Teaching
Downloads: 3,324
[audio]The Analysis of the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Analysis of the Ways of Attending to Mindfulness is divided into three main sections, the first of which is based on the method found in the discourses, elaborates on what is meant by doing the practice in regard to oneself, to another, and to both (1-5). The second section approaches the subject from the point of view of how the practice can lead to the attainment of path and fruit; and shows which mental factors are present at that time (6-7)...
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 683
[audio]The Discourse about the Noble Search (MN 85) - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
An important discourse from the Majjhimanikāya (MN 26) in which the Buddha talks about his decision to go forth, his practice while a Bodhisatta, his Awakening and decision to teach. The discourse closes with a supplementary teaching on the dangers inherent in the five strands of sense pleasure, and how Māra has control over anyone subject to them; and the freedom to be obtained by attaining states where Māra's range doesn't reach.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Discourse; Awakening; Bodhisatta; Bodhisattva
Downloads: 20
[audio]The Discourse that set the Dhamma Wheel Rolling - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The first discourse of the Buddha from the Pali Canonical source. The discourse describes the Four Noble Truths with the Eightfold Path, the first Awakening and the Gods rejoicing.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 688
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